Specialist family support in the UK for refugee and migrant families

We work across the UK to provide support to children, young people and families who are oppressed as a result of their immigration status. We offer a flexible and holistic approach informed by our practice values. The support and work we offer in the United Kingdom includes our transitions project for refugee young people to support settlement, alongside: 

  • Specialist assessment and casework of families with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF). 
  • Supporting children and young people to move on from destitution. 
  • Holistic support, mentoring and family work for refugee and migrant families, tailored to individual needs.
  • Culturally sensitive family and parenting support.
  • Information, advice and guidance - In partnership with other organisations.
  • Practitioner consultation, information, advice and guidance. 

Working in partnership

We deliver most of our work through partnerships with local migrant centre's and other non-profits supporting migrants and refugees. We are open to receiving referrals from both statutory and non-statutory organisations who feel that they know a child or family that may require additional support. 


We run outreach sessions in community services to support access to specialist services for children, young people and families. We work with the following organisations to deliver outreach work: 

hackney migrant centre

We attend Hackney Migrant Centre on the 1st Wednesday of each Month. We see people on referral from their drop-in service when families need holistic and more intensive support. Click here for more information about Hackney Migrant Centre and their drop-in.

contacting us and making a referral

To speak with one of the team or to make a referral please either: 

Call us on 01865 818860 

Email us at referrals@migrantfamilyaction.org

We usually aim to discuss a child / young person / family first within 24 hours of contact. We will then take a full referral from you at that point. Please include in your enquiry if by email a detailed picture of the child / young person / family's situation on a 'no names' basis.

please note that we do not provide immigration advice. Citizens advice is able to provide basic immigration advice. for more complex casework, you may need to seek specialist legal advice. You can search for an immigration adviser on the gov.uk website.